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Sierra Leone imposes three-day lockdown in bid to halt Ebola
Sierra Leone imposes three-day lockdown in bid to halt Ebola

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, according to Sierra Leone’s leader, who ushered in a controversial three-day curfew across the entire country Friday in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola virus. In a measure criticized by humanitarian agencies as punitive and counterproductive, Sierra Leone authorities have banned anyone from leaving their houses until midnight Sunday, so that health workers can go door to door to educate people about the virus and track down households that are concealing infected people. The government has instructed 30,000 health workers and hastily trained volunteers to visit every house in the country, home to some 6 million people, in the...

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